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Frinton Road, Holland-on-Sea, CO15 5UR
Also we now hold a satellite meeting usually on the first Friday 10 am -12 pm at the McGrigor Hall FoWe have a monthly meeting held on the first Friday of each month 2:15 - 4:15pm at Holland Public Hallurth Ave Frinton-on-Sea CO13 9EB (see the events list for meeting details)
We also run a number of social events during the year involving all members.
Previous Social Events
Chatham Historic Dockyard,
What a splendid day out we enjoyed at Chatham Historic Dockyard. Apart from the usual attractions of the lifeboat exhibition, ropery, warships, museum and galleries, there was a Salute to the 40s Day very much in evidence in the background. Hundreds of people were dressed in the period style and there were performances of music and dance. The sights and sounds of the wartime years were brought to life in a very spectacular fashion and the sun shone all day long. A memorable day!
Whilst members enjoyed a welcoming glass of some delightful Lindisfarne mead, The Minims Recorder Ensemble, our very own U3A Recorder Group, introduced the evening by performing, most professionally, a number of pieces from the Tudor period.
Fourteen dancers from the Colchester Historical Dance group, accompanied by six members of the Colchester Waits Shawm Band made a grand entrance from the stage, resplendent in their Tudor costumes.
After a demonstration of courtly dances and a hog roast supper, members were invited to join the group on the dance floor. With so many members taking the trouble to dress up in period costume, the evening was not only very enjoyable but also quite a spectacle!
Hidden Essex and the Secret Canal July 2009
Over 40 members enjoyed a Blue Badge guided tour of the Dengie Peninsular including a visit to the Church of St Peter-on-the-Wall, Bradwell-on-Sea this was followed by a 2hr cruise on a canal boat. A lovely day out which was enjoyed by all.
Open Gardens - Cream Teas and Pimms & Strawberrys Afternoons June 2009
Jean Collins and Rosemary Roberts kindly hosted open afternoons at their gardens in Frinton and St Osyth and over 30 members enjoyed very pleasant afternoons in the sunshine in beautiful surroundings. Refreshments of strawberries and Pimms and cream teas were served and a selection of plants were available for sale with the proceeds going to various charities.
The Wild West Came East at the Saloon Evening May 2009
It was lovely to see so many of you joining in the spirit of the evening with your costumes, boots and cowboy hats. Over 20 youngsters from the West Cliff Theatre Youth Group performed a selection of numbers, in full costume, from their recent, much acclaimed production of Calamity Jane This was followed by a finger-licking supper of fried chicken and some line dancing.
Burns Celebration Evening January 2009
The hall was decked out with tartan and St Andrews flags, the pipes played in the haggis, which was addressed, sampled and enjoyed by all. How delighted we were to see so many of you up on your feet, enjoying the Scottish country dancing so ably demonstrated by the Colchester Caledonian Society.
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